Football Club

Bedwell Football Club has expanded rapidly over the last five years, and we now have over 70 boys and girls training with us every week. This year we are fielding teams in the Year 5/6 mixed, Year 5/6 girls and Year 3/4 competitions, with all three teams playing regular matches throughout the Autumn and Spring terms. We also run weekly training for Year 1/2 throughout the year, as well as inter-house and 3-a-side intra-school competitions during the Summer Term! 

We have worked really hard to improve our football over the last few years, and as a result we've made some huge steps forward, with our Girls winning the Hertfordshire Cup and Stevenage League in 2018/19. We've also been delighted to see some of our most talented players recruited to play for the Stevenage District side over recent years, while also regularly hosting the Stevenage Year 3/4 tournament, the annual SDPSFA 3-a-side event and the Stevenage Primary Schools FA finals night.

"Staff provide a range of additional activities and opportunities including sports clubs and visits to places of interest. These broaden pupils experience and raise their aspirations."

Ofsted report, 2022

Year 3/4 Mixed Team

Our first game of the year was a bit of a voyage into the unknown for the Year 3/4 team. For many of us, it was our first every 'proper' game of football with kits, a referee and people we didn't know on the other team - all of which meant that we weren't expecting too much when we took on Woolenwick. However, as soon as the game got going, it was clear that everyone on the team was going to give every drop of effort they could to support the team. Eli, Asher and Samuel ran the midfield, giving their opponents no time on the ball, and Ronnie gave the opposing defenders a horrible time, getting in the box whenever possible and proving very hard to tackle. The standout performance, however, was from Kean and Patience in defence, who turned out to be an impenetrable wall in front of our penalty area! It was a fantastic team effort, and the 3-0 win was thoroughly deserved.        

Year 5/6 Girls Team

Our Year 5/6 Girls team saw their season kick back into action in February and March, playing 3 games in 3 weeks. First was an away game at Fairlands in the league. Having not played competitively since October, we started slowly and it was only thanks to some great saves by Tayla that we were only 1-0 down at half-time. However, in the second half we grew in confidence and started to push into the opposition half - and, in our best moment of football so far this year, Leah cut inside a defender before smashing the ball into the bottom corner to earn a 1-1 draw!

A week later, Fairlands were determined to avoid a repeat in the Cup and, while we continued to grow in confidence, they secured a 4-0 win. Finally, we played St Vincent in the league. It was a scrappy game and incredibly close. Maizie drove forward bravely, Eryn made some excellent tackles and Patience played with her usual determination, but one messy moment in front of goal saw St Vincent score, and they went on to win 1-0.

Year 5/6 Mixed Team

After a break over the worst of the winter, our Year 5/6 Football Team were finally back in action in the February, taking on Martins Wood. With two players unavailable, it was a first outing for Raegan in goal - and our unfamiliar line-up led to a wobbly start and two goals conceded in the first five minutes. However, once again the team showed fantastic resilience and determination, fighting back and levelling the score at 2-2 by half-time thanks to two goals from Billy. In the second half, it was much tighter, with chances at both ends cut-off by strong defence and goalkeeping. It looked like the match was going to end in a deserved draw until, with about three minutes left, Martins Wood broke through and scored the winner. We threw everyone forward, but we couldn’t get another goal, and the match ended with a 3-2 loss. It was a tough result, but we learnt a lot from the game, and will come back even stronger in our next match.